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New protests scheduled in Bucharest and in other cities against the amendments to the Criminal Code: “The people are sovereign. Stop the legalisation of corruption!”

A new protest was scheduled on Sunday, in Bucharest’s Victory Square, under the slogan “The people are sovereign. Stop the legalisation of corruption.” The event is part of a long series of protests that have taken place in Bucharest and the rest of the country since Parliament adopted the amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. More protests outside the Government building were announced for Monday too, when the ruling coalition is expected to decide whether to trigger the impeachment of President Klaus Iohannis, but also for Thursday, when parents want to block all pedestrian crossings around the Palace of Parliament.

“We are not giving up in the face of felon Dragnea, we do not accept his legalisation of corruption, we do not accept his violation of the people’s will and the suspension of the 6.5 million votes that elected the President, so that he could avoid doing time. (…) We are calling you all in the street. We are calling you in Bucharest on Sunday, those of you who can come. We are calling on you to take to the streets in your cities, if you can’t make it to Bucharest,” the organisers wrote on the event’s Facebook page.

Another protest was announced on social media networks for Monday, when the ruling coalition is expected to decide whether to trigger the impeachment of the President.

Likewise, on Wednesday, parents want to block the Palace of Parliament area for two hours, by staging a protest on the pedestrian crossings around the building, to block traffic.

“Who are we fighting for? Primarily for our children! We don’t want them to grow up in a country in which felons have more rights than honest citizens! We don’t want them to grow up in a country in which people die killed by corruption! We don’t want them to leave the country! Parents, take to the streets! Let’s block the Parliament area for two hours in order to draw the Bucharesters’ and parliamentarians’ attention to the fact that we disagree with what is happening,” the organisers state.

These protests are part of a series of protests that have been taking place in Bucharest and in many other cities after Parliament adopted the amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.

Photo: Facebook, Coruptia Ucide

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